Following the devastating tropical storms in Houston and Miami, Portland Public Schools is leading a fundraiser to donate school supplies from September 25th through September 30th.
Project Giving Hope is a six day drive to raise donations of school supplies, shoes and socks, and financial assistance that will be sent to the Houston Independent School District and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. These two large districts combined serve 563,000 students.
Dave Northfield, with the Portland Public School District, says general school supplies are most welcome as well as cash donations, since every teacher has different needs depending on the class. Northfield says that way, people on the ground in the two cities can make the decision on how best to use those funds.
Northfield says those in the Portland area and SW Washington are incredibly compassionate and generous people and they've had tremendous community participation.
Partners for the mission are Portland Association of Teachers, Starbucks, On Point Community Credit Union, KOIN 6, and iHeart Radio.
From September 25th through September 30th, you can donate school supplies at any metro area Starbucks or On Point Credit Union. To make a cash donation online, got to pps.net/givinghope.